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Proverbs 31:23

    Proverbs 31:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Her husband is known in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Her husband is known in the gates, When he sitteth among the elders of the land.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Her husband is a man of note in the public place, when he takes his seat among the responsible men of the land.

    Webster's Revision

    Her husband is known in the gates, When he sitteth among the elders of the land.

    World English Bible

    Her husband is respected in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 31:23

    Her husband is known in the gates -

    14. She is a loving wife, and feels for the respectability and honor of her husband. He is an elder among his people, and he sits as a magistrate in the gate. He is respected not only on account of the neatness and cleanliness of his person and dress, but because he is the husband of a woman who is justly held in universal esteem. And her complete management of household affairs gives him full leisure to devote himself to the civil interests of the community.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 31:23

    The industry of the wife leaves the husband free to take his place among the elders that sit in councils.